We started some 15 years back under a Banyan tree on the outskirts of Sujata Village with the purpose of giving some basic education to the young kids who used to run after foreign tourist buses and individuals who were visiting the Sujata stupa which is an ancient Buddhist site related with the life of Buddha prior to his enlightenment. Most of the children used to beg along the main road which leads to the Sujata stupa. They would spend the whole day begging until we came up with the plan to invite those children to play and learn new games. Gradually, we transformed that initiative into a space for primary education with the support of individuals and the local community.
Brajesh Kumar, the Secretary of the Trust, and his dedicated team are providing education to around 270 children who are unable to go to school, either because of poverty or due to family circumstances.
Brajesh and his team firmly believe that every child has the right to an education and they want to bring about positive changes in the lives of these young children.
In 2016, we had the privilege of being part of a teaching event with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche during the Siddhartha festival held at nearby Bodhgaya. We feel fortunate to have had our project directly blessed by this great teacher.
Please enjoy these videos of the event: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on The Question of Maitreya together with musical interludes.